AU WA A2 - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A2

Description area

Dates of existence

1898-01-01 - 2006-03-01

History

The functions of the Department of Agriculture included: establishment of experimental stations throughout the colony; making analyses of typical soils; disseminating meteorological information; improving the dairying and livestock industries; preventing the adulteration of chemical manures; introducing and distributing new varieties of fodder plants, cereals and fruit trees; excluding or eradicating insect pests and introducing new and improved mechanical appliances for use in agricultural pursuits.

The Department of Agriculture had a broad role to foster the State's agriculture and the overseas marketing of its products by representation on the Australian Agricultural Council, it helped establish nationally acceptable policies. It was the branch of the State Government service which brought scientific advice to farmers and pastoralists, conducting a wide range of research and administering relevant Acts of Parliament. It maintained services to assist farmers and its regulatory work consisted of carrying out the provisions of some laws relating to Agriculture.

The Department of Agriculture became the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) in March 2006 to reflect the department's increased focus on food and trade development, food marketing, food integrity and regional food development.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Various Acts of Parliament dealing with Agriculture

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1948 - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD (2006-03-01 - 2017-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1948

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1898-01-01 - 2006-03-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A3 - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE (1894-01-01 - 1898-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A3

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1133 - AGRICULTURE PROTECTION BOARD (APB) (1951-03-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1133

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A112 - SOIL CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (1946-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A112

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1946-07-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A400 - BULK HANDLING OF GRAIN ADVISORY BOARD (1913-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A400

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1913-01-01 - 1913-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A112 - SOIL CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (1946-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A112

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A714 - STATE IMPLEMENT AND ENGINEERING WORKS (1913-07-01 - 1942-06-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A714

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

- 1914-12-31

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S135 - FILES - AGRICULTURE (MAIN FILE SERIES)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S141 - FIELD BOOKS - SOIL SURVEY

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S948 - STOCK BRANDS REGISTERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1882-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S1474 - AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANIMAL DISEASE DATABASE - PRINTOUT

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1975-01-01 - 1980-12-31

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Series S966 - STOCK BRANDS - VARIOUS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1908-10-28 - 1981-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S199 - FILES - AGRICULTURE COUNCIL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S200 - FILES - SOIL CONSERVATION

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S214 - MINUTES - STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

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Series S215 - FILES - ORD RIVER PROJECT

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S737 - FARMWATER DATABASE - REPORTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1970-01-01 - 1987-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S2554 - LETTERBOOK

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1913-02-06 -

Related unit of description

Series S3 - REGISTERS OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1927-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S263 - AGRICULTURAL COUNCIL MEETINGS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1935-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S1031 - CARD INDEX - GROWERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S1032 - CARD INDEX - NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 - 1915-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1545 - MINUTES - MURESK COLLEGE ADVISORY BOARD

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1925-12-14 -

Related unit of description

Series S4117 - FILES - AGRICULTURE (SECONDARY SERIES)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1952-01-01 - 1953-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S802 - STATISTICAL RETURNS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1931-01-01 - 1946-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S1058 - STOCK BRANDS REGISTERS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1971-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S306 - FILES - QUARANTINE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1963-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S3645 - FILES - AGRICULTURE (DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE SERIES)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1087 - ORD RIVER IRRIGATION AREA ENTOMOLOGICAL PROBLEMS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1944-11-21 -

Related unit of description

Series S323 - FILES - SOIL SURVEYS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1927-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S69 - EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH FILES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1108 - LETTERBOOKS - CHAPMAN RESEARCH STATION

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S1109 - MINUTES - SOIL COMMITTEE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 - 1946-11-30

Related unit of description

Series S3174 - FILES - AGRICULTURE (CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT SERIES)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1978-01-01 - 1985-03-22

Related unit of description

Series S1637 - RE-CLASSIFICATION APPEAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1964-04-01 - 1964-04-30

Related unit of description

Series S4458 - UNREGISTERED FILES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

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Series S4459 - MINUTES - ARGENTINE ANT CONTROL COMMITTEE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1955-01-11 - 1962-05-17

Related unit of description

Series S4460 - FILES - MONTHLY REPORTS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1967-04-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S4461 - CATTLE REGISTERS - DENMARK RESEARCH STATION

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1924-01-01 -

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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